Tuesday, November 30, 2010

One Of the Best Christmas CD

When I think of Christmas, my immediate thoughts are of music and Christmas cookies. What would Christmas be without the well-known Christmas carols that we all love to sing along with?

40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics CD is a lovely collection of the best known carols performed by wonderful musicians, choirs and instrumental groups. I am sure you will enjoy listening to Jose Carreras, Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Boston Camerata, Monteverdi Choir, Dawn Upshaw and others performing and singing The Holly and the Ivy, Panis Angelicus, O Holy Night, Once in Royal David’s City, Hark the Herald’s Angels Sing, Christmas Oratorio – just to name a few.

If you are looking for a nice collection of Christmas music to get into the spirit of the season, I am sure you will enjoy the 40 Most Beautiful Christmas Classics CD. It would also make a very thoughtful present for a special friend.

Note: This is a guest review

Friday, November 26, 2010

Oreo Cheesecake

The week before we started packing up to move house, I was trying to clear the fridge. DH had bought a block of cream cheese that I had left sitting in the fridge for quite a while. I finally decided to put on my baking hat and treat the family to an oreo cheesecake.

I also got the kids to help. Giving them something to do keeps them out of trouble for a while :p

This was really yummy. Fattening, not healthy but sure yummy. Here is the recipe:

  • 18 Oreos. Crushed it with a blender
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 blockes of 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 (14 oz) can condensed milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • Juice from 1 1/2 lemon
  • Mix in the butter with the crushed Oreos. Press into a 9 inch spring-form pan.
  • Cream together the softened cream cheese with the 2 eggs and condensed milk.
  • Add in the vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Sprinkle more crushed Oreos on top of the batter or put broken Oreo pieces. That's up to you.
  • Bake 30-45 minutes at about 220 degrees Fahrenheit. Watch the cake so it doesn't over bake. You don't want it to crack at the top.
  • Take it out of the oven and let it cool before putting in the refrigerator to chill.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

How To Easily Scrapbook Your Memories

It's almost the end of the year. I'm sure you've taken tons of photos and they are all lying in your harddisk. I know mine are. BabyK has already passed her 1 year birthday. I plan to do a special scrapbook of her first year. I also plan to do a family scrapbook for the year 2010. I did that for the year 2009 and printed it into a photobook.

If you want to record your memories but you've never done digital scrapbooking before, don't think that it is very difficult. It can be very simple if you use the right scrapbooking software. There are templates, backgrounds and embellishments that you can easily manipulate with just a few clicks here and there. You can create scrapbook pages within minutes. Well... how long you take to design a page really depends on how fast you can make up your mind. Like for me I sometimes take a while because I can't decide which embellishment to use or where is the perfect place to put it. Then I also take my time to carefully craft out the journaling. The problem is I always have too much to say about the memory :)

Anyway, I like to use My Memories Suite Version 2! You don't need a lot of time to learn how to use the software. You can create beautiful layouts with this software. If you need scrapbooking ideas, just google and you'll find plenty.

Happy Holidays and have fun digital scrapbooking. Let me warn you that it can get quite addictive.

Give homemade gifts from the kitchen this holiday season

(ARA) - Buttery chocolate cookie dough with chocolate chunks, nuts and marshmallows. Creamy caramels with apple cider and warm spices. These are just a taste of some of the irresistible sweets you could be gifting this holiday season.

Homemade holiday gifts deserve special presentations, but these finishing touches don't have to mean a lot of extra time or money. Break out the crafting supplies, hit up a vintage shop or venture online to gather an inspired collection of packaging materials. With a few simple tips, you can create a memorable presentation worthy of the sweet, buttery goodness inside.

* Create a candy cone. To package small, individually-wrapped candies such as Spiced Apple Caramels, find some festive paper at a craft or scrapbook store. Roll it into a cone and tape it shut at the seam. Add ribbon or other decorations and then fill the cone with candy.

* Think outside the cardboard box. Consider packaging your gifts in a simple wooden box with a festive bow tied around it. Visit your local craft store for interesting containers to help you break free of the typical cardboard variety.

* Take and bake. A ready-to-bake treat such as North Pole Cookie Dough is the perfect hostess gift. Consider presenting it in disposable pint-sized ice cream containers. You can find them online or simply ask for a few from your local ice cream shop. Just don't forget to add a festive tag with baking instructions.

* Be sure to label. Use festive gift tags with the name of your recipe so your lucky friends and family know what a special treat they're receiving. Custom complimentary gift tags can be found at butterisbest.com.

Visit ButterIsBest.com to find more holiday cookie and candy recipes courtesy of America's Dairy Farmers. While there, sign up for the daily holiday cookie e-newsletter, "Better Baking with Butter," available to subscribers from Nov. 22 to Dec. 25.

Spiced Apple Caramels
Makes about 75 caramels

2 cups apple cider
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon apple pie spice (If you cannot find apple pie spice, substitute 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon allspice.)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup (one stick) butter, cubed

Freshly ground cinnamon or course sea salt (optional)

Pour cider into small saucepan and simmer over medium heat until reduced to 1/3 cup; approximately 35 to 40 minutes. Set aside to cool.

Line 8-inch square pan with buttered parchment paper or aluminum foil. In small bowl, combine heavy cream, salt, apple pie spice, cinnamon and reduced cider; set aside.

In large, heavy-bottom saucepan, combine sugar and corn syrup. Cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Insert candy thermometer and simmer until syrup reaches 234 degrees.

Remove from heat, remove thermometer and very slowly whisk in cream mixture (mixture will foam and may spatter). Add cubed butter and stir or whisk until cream and butter are fully incorporated. Return pan to heat, reinsert thermometer and cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until temperature reaches 250 degrees.

Remove from heat and pour caramel into prepared pan; let mixture cool slightly, then sprinkle with freshly ground cinnamon or sea salt, if desired. Cool completely at room temperature or refrigerate until set.

Once set, remove caramel from pan lifting out by parchment paper or foil. Cut caramel into 3/4-inch squares. Wrap each piece in small wax paper square, twisting at each end. Store caramels in airtight container in cool place or refrigerate up to two weeks.

North Pole Cookie Dough
Makes three "pints" of dough or two dozen cookies

1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 2/3 cups flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (two sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks
1 cup roasted almonds or toasted walnuts, roughly chopped
1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Place 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips in microwave-safe dish. Microwave 30 seconds on high, stir and continue to microwave in 10- to 20-second intervals, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set bowl aside and cool to room temperature.

In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt. In large bowl, beat butter and both sugars using electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add melted, cooled chocolate and vanilla, blend until fully incorporated. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add flour mixture slowly; mixing until incorporated. Fold in chocolate chunks, nuts and mini marshmallows.

Fill pint containers with cookie dough and refrigerate up to four days or freeze up to one month. When giving as a gift, attach following baking instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drop dough by rounded tablespoons, or using small cookie scoop, onto parchment-lined baking sheets, about 1 inch apart. Flatten dough slightly using back of spoon. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until edges are lightly cracked but centers are still soft.

Remove from oven and cool slightly on baking sheet before transferring cookies to wire rack to cool completely.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Fighting Addiction

My baby is an addict. Yup, a boob addict :) Many breastfeeding mothers know what I mean.

My eldest daughter is an internet addict. Well, she would be if we didn't limit her time online. She has asked if she could have a Facebook account. My answer, a very firm "NO". I told her to wait till she was 16. Hopefully by then, we would have taught her enough to be safe online.

My 2nd son is a "scratch" addict. Every night he will ask me to scratch his back. I blame this on his grandfather who scratched his back when he was toddler to put him to sleep.

My 3rd son is a junk food addict. We made it a rule that to qualify for any junk food, he must first eat "good food". So, after finishing his meals, he will happily declare that he is eligible for ice cream, chocolate or candy. Please don't think that I have a lot of junk food lying around the house. I don't. A lot of times I try to distract him with something healthier like fruits.

My DH is a clean addict. Before I met him, I thought we only needed to mop the house once a week (sometimes once a fortnight). When we were newly married, I mopped the house twice a week. Now, the house is mopped every day.

Me, I'm probably a Facebook addict. Whenever I'm online, I always get this urge to just check if there are new updates. Oh, excuse me while I go check now. Just kidding.

Anyway, the point of this post is that there are so many "addictions" to fight. As parents, we not only fight our own addictions, we also have to fight our children's ones too. My children are still very young and so their "addictions" are not that serious. Serious addictions would be like drugs, gambling, alcohol and pornography. Those types of addiction, the best approach is prevention. We all know how difficult it is to break a bad habit.

So, as a reminder to self and to all parents, get connected with your children. Have discussions on important stuff, even on uncomfortable topics like sex education. Be firm and set rules. Educate them. Understand them. Pray for them. Guide them with love. Don't wait till they fall victim to these serious addictions before we start to do something.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simple Potato Dish

If you are out of ideas on what to cook, you can try this very simple potato dish. My kids love it.

Potatoes - cut into cubes
Italian seasoning - mixed herbs of thyme, marjoram, rosemary, oregano, basil, sage.

Saute garlic in butter.
Put in the potatoes.
Cook till soft (you can put in a little bit of water so the potatoes don't get burnt)
Add in the herbs.
Add salt to taste.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Gifts Experiment

As I sat down for lunch with my kids this afternoon, we somehow ended up talking about Christmas gifts. K said all she wants for Christmas this year are some stationaries. She's being nice coz' she knows we've spent a lot of money on the house renovation.

Anyway, I said maybe this year we should try some different kinds of Christmas gifts. I proposed that this year the rule would be giving gifts that don't require money. D1 went "Huh? Are there such gifts?" I gave examples like how I could give him 30 minutes of my time to play badminton, playing 1 board game with K, giving daddy a service coupon for 1 car wash etc....

Don't get the wrong idea that I don't have money to get them presents. I can still buy them gifts if I want to but I thought I should run this little experiment to see if my kids can feel better the joy of giving. Maybe Christmas can be more meaningful when we strip away the materialism. Goodness knows my kids need it. There's been too much selfishness in the house lately. Too much of "I want this," "Can you but me that", "Don't take mine", etc....

This year, it is going to be a "What can I give" Christmas and not a "What am I going to get" Christmas. Let's see if I can turn things around.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Need Help To Make Thanksgiving Memorable?

Are you looking for recipes, activities and decoration tips for Thanksgiving? There's an e-book called "Thanksgiving Your Way" that has tips from 15 different bloggers. Golden information to help you make this Thanksgiving a memorable one. Check it out.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peanut Tong Sui

A long time ago, there used to be a shop in the Seremban wet market, very near the famous beef noodle shop, that sold this white peanut "tong sui" (soupy kind of dessert). I remember it was yummy. They didn't always have it though. I don't know if the shop is still there. I'll have to go back and check.

Anyway, my brother mentioned some time back that he managed to cook it himself. As I was in the grocery store the other day, I saw the white peanuts, already shelled. So tempting I decided to try cooking it too.

The recipe is real simple. All you need to add is rock sugar. The trick is to get the peanuts nice and soft. The best and fastest way is to use a pressure cooker. Unfortunately, I don't have one. So I soaked the peanuts overnight. Then I boiled it in my slow cooker (turned it on high) and let it cook, and cook, and cook till the peanuts were fairly soft. It took about 6 hours.

My DH has never had this dessert before. He is used to eating the other kind of peanut "tong sui" which is brown in color, thick like smooth peanut butter. So when I asked him "How is it?", he answered "How is it suppose to be? It feels like eating peanuts." Sigh! Well, I enjoyed it. But I don't think I'll make it again unless I have a pressure cooker :) Hmmm... excuse to get one?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Chinese Herbs For Sore Eyes

Chinese herbs for sore eyes

I'm so glad that the case of sore eyes is now over for my family. I took the longest to heal. Up to yesterday, the vision in my left eye was blurry. There was no more redness but I was getting headaches due to my imbalanced vision - one side clear, one side blurr.

Anyway, DH also had the case of sore eyes but used chinese herbs to medicate it instead. He said it helped a lot as his infection wasn't as bad and it went away fairly quickly (within the week). Definitely cheaper than seeing the eye doctor. It was RM10 for one packet of those herbs. He bought a total of 8 packets. You put 4 rice bowls of water and boil it on low heat for 1 hour. You'll get the following:

You can get about 3 bowls of concentrated concoction. You don't have to waste the herbs. You can add more water after that and boil some more. It won't be as concentrated. The diluted concoction you drink just like you would drink water. But the real medicated concoction is the concentrated one.

How does it taste? It is not bitter. It is savory with a little bit of sour plum taste. Don't let the black color put you off. It really isn't that bad to drink.

If your infection is just beginning, you may only need 2-3 packets for the sore eyes to heal.

It's funny how as a chinese and with the chinese herb stores nearby, I didn't think to go there for a remedy. Didn't cross my mind that there would be chinese herbs for sore yes. Now I know and now you know.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Making Thanksgiving Memorable For The Family

When it comes to Thanksgiving, most people look forward to a scrumptious dinner. However, some of you moms might be wondering what you can do to make Thanksgiving a little more memorable (besides dinner). Here are some ideas for you:
  • Have some together time in the kitchen. Bake some cookies and cut them out into the various shapes such as leaves, acorns and turkeys. Decorate it. Make it more meaningful by giving it away to someone who maybe needs some cheer in their life. It could be a friend going through a tough time, a new neighbor, a family who's struggling or someone who can't be with their family this holiday season.

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  • Besides cookies, you can opt for cupcakes or even do some cake decorating. Here is one on how to decorate a turkey cake.
  • Play some printable Thanksgiving games such as bingo, word find and turkey trivia.
  • Don't just sit in front of the tv, get out and do some sports. Get your blood pumping with some flag football, basketball or frisbee.
  • Design together a nice centerpiece for the home. You could do some pumpkin painting, whip out the candles, put leaves in vases, ribbons on gourds and whatever decoration to set the mood in the home.
  • For young kids, you can do a simple craft of a Thanksgiving paper chain. Write on pieces of paper the things they are grateful for and then linked them up like a chain. This can then be part of your house decoration. Another idea is to take a tree branch and put it in a vase. Secure the bottom with pebbles or acorns. Cut out paper in the shape of leaves. Write on them the things you are grateful for. Punch a hole at the top and hang them on the branch to make a Thanksgiving Tree.
  • Write a Thanksgiving letter to each member of the family. These can become keepsakes.
Making Thanksgiving a special occasion is not all that hard. The important ingredient is quality time with family members... and of course good food too.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Keep your holidays merry without the expense

(ARA) - The holidays offer unforgettable experiences of getting together with family, exchanging gifts, sharing meals and laughter. These warm memories will stay with you for the rest of the year. But too often, the expenses you incur celebrating the season can be an unpleasant reminder for months after the festivities end.

Just because the holidays are a special time doesn't mean you need to spend exceptional amounts of money or rack up credit card debt to enjoy the season. By doing things a little differently this year, you can save some cash without turning into a scrooge.

As a mother of two, savings expert Kim Danger is well aware of the expenses that come along with holiday celebrations. The author of "Instant Bargains" recently compiled her best holiday tips in a free e-book, "Year Long Holiday Guide," available at www.UniroyalTires.com. Here are a few of her cost-saving tips for the upcoming holidays:

Fun projects to celebrate and give thanks

* Summon your inner decorator. Make your own napkin rings using brown, orange and purple construction paper and a hot glue gun to construct harvest-themed napkin holders. Also, pick out some small pumpkins that you can use as placeholders with attached nametags for your guests.

* Don't waste money on expensive bakery cupcakes. Make your own festive turkey cupcakes using a chocolate cake mix to make the turkey's body. Frost the cupcakes and dust with chocolate sprinkles. Then add peanut butter cookies to the top for the turkey's head.

* Make an heirloom for your Thanksgiving table. Using a solid color tablecloth, have each dinner guest write something they are thankful for with a permanent marker. Bring the tablecloth out each year to add to it and remember the good things in your life.

Holiday spirit-filled activities

* The month of December means a time to celebrate for many cultures and faiths. Families across the globe celebrate holidays differently from country to country. Visit www.Teacher.Scholastic.com to learn about different holiday traditions around the world.

* Since decorations are so much a part of every holiday season, think of fun and inexpensive ways to make your home more festive. Use graham crackers to create a gingerbread house or make a Kwanzaa candle holder with baby food jars. Or glue flat wooden sticks together and sprinkle with glitter to create a sparkly Star of David.

* For a fun and easy take on hot chocolate, add chocolate candies, marshmallows and a candy cane. You can also package all the ingredients as a thoughtful, but inexpensive, gift.

"No matter how you choose to spend the holidays, remember to focus on the time spent with loved ones, even with all the other distractions," says Danger. "The good times with them will be what you want to remember the most, not the cost."

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

November's Craft Ideas For Kids

When my kids get rowdy and start doing all sorts of nonsense, it is usually because they don't have anything better to do. Idle minds are a dangerous thing. If you need some activities to keep your kids busy, crafts are usually a good idea. So, here are some links to craft ideas for this month. Have your kids take a break from jumping on the sofa or messing up the house. Offer them some creative down time.
  • Raising Olives shares her recipe for salt dough. Give your child a chance to enjoy some molding, sculpting and painting.
  • Make paper plate sunflowers to brighten up your home. Davinie shares how she does it with her girl.
  • Cute turkeys made out of pinecones from FamilyFun. There's even a video to show you how to do it.
  • Another turkey craft: A Thanksgiving turkey by Crafts-For-All-Seasons. This one will look great as a centrepiece for your Thanksgiving table. There are step-by-step instructions and pictures too.
  • Little Gobbler by Woman's Day. It's decorating a paper cup to look like a turkey. But more than that, you can fill the cup later with treats like popcorn. Yummm... I'm sure the kids will like that.
  • Okay, enough of turkeys? How about a fingerprint fall tree craft? Really, really easy to do. Have a look at All Kids Network.
Hope you liked the suggestions. If you have anymore, please share here.
Have fun crafting.

How To Liven Your Home With Window Decorative Film

If you did not know yet, I will be moving house shortly. We have been doing house renovations and my, oh my, what a task it has been. I know in the West, many people DIY their renovations. Although we hire people to do it, it is still quite a headache as we have to decide what we want done and then monitor the contractor to see that it is done properly. Not forgetting, the pain we feel in our pockets.

Anyway, when you have your own home, you want to make it as beautiful and comfy as possible. One way to liven up your home is with window decorative film. Read on for more info.

Decorative Accents For Windows and Glass Doors

Cocoa, FL - When it comes to decorating your home, there are many inexpensive ways to enhance a room. Currently popular are decorative accents for windows and glass doors using adhesive-free window films that look like etched or stained glass. In less than 15 minutes an ordinary window, glass door or mirror can be made to look as if it cost hundreds of dollars.

Adhesive-free static films are the best to use as they are easy to apply, look good and when its time to redecorate, are very easy to remove. EtchArt's Wallpaper For Windows has decorative Centerpiece, Corner and Border designs in a versatile assortment of etched glass and stained glass looks. In addition to windows and glass doors, they can be used on mirrors, glass dining and coffee tables, entertainment center doors, shower enclosures and many other glass surfaces around home or office. (Always try to avoid using decorative window films with adhesive, they are often cheap, can be difficult to apply and are definitely difficult to remove when it is time to redecorate.)

As the name implies, "Centerpiece" designs are used to create a central focal point. Stained Glass "Centerpieces" are primarily used on windows and glass doors. Etched Glass Centerpieces have a timeless look that is subtle and goes with all room decors.

Naples Centerpiece with matching Naples corners. An easy, way to decorate a window without blocking the view.

It's easy to find places to use "Corners". Corners can be used to "frame" a Centerpiece or to give a decorative accent to the corners of windows, glass doors, glass dining and coffee tables, mirrors and many other glass surfaces around the home or office.

Doral Corner – an easy way to dress-up a window, glass door, mirror, glass tables and more.

Etched Glass "Borders" are another way to upgrade the ordinary to the extraordinary. The most common use of "Borders" is across a window or mirror (static films are unaffected by steam and moisture and can be used on bathroom mirrors and shower enclosures). Placed across the middle of the glass, "Borders" are a decorative way to help avoid walking into sliding glass doors.

Eden Border decorating a mirror. Etched glass designs are an excellent way to decorate mirrors.

Decorating your windows, glass doors and mirrors with these decorative window film accents, is an inexpensive way to dress up a room without using table, shelf or wall space. An assortment of decorative accents can be found at www.WallpaperForWindows.com

** Wallpaper For Windows! is manufactured in Cocoa, FL USA by EtchArt, LLC using Made in the USA materials.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

83 Cents For One Issue Of Real Simple Magazine

I love to read magazines. Since life became hectic with little children, I only have a little time here and there to enjoy my reading. Magazines fit my reading time perfectly (reading time is usually in the bathroom).

Anyway, I just got word that Real Simple Magazine has a limited offer of 12 issues (1 year) for only USD10.00. That's a fantastic deal and you'll save lots of money since the publisher direct price is USD23.88. The offer ends November 8th, 2010 or while supplies last.

$0.83 for one issue. You gotta agree that is super cheap.

If you like great deals, this is one of them. Take up the offer before it ends.

Real Simple

From the publishers of People, Health and Cooking Light. Real Simple is the new magazine for the way you want to live today. You'll find actionable solutions to streamline the way you manage your life. Systems for reducing clutter, saving time, and reducing stress.

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New Milk In Town

Did you know that there's a new kind of UHT milk sitting on the store shelves? Yup, say hi to Dutch Lady Kid and School Milk.

My kids have been fortunate to receive a some boxes to sample. As soon as it entered the door, they tore at the plastic and quickly devoured one packet each. If I let them be, they would gladly drink several packets in one day. However the rule of the house is maximum 2 packets per day.

"Let me at it, let me at it quick"

So, what is this new milk by Dutch Lady? Here is a quick overview:
  • It is age specific.
    Dutch Lady Kid: Fortified with essential nutrients like magnesium, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, calcium and protein, Dutch Lady Kid is designed to meet the rapid physical growth needs of children aged between 1 to 6 years old. This was developed with the understanding that children in their formative years, experience tremendous growth across all areas of development. For example, at the end of their second year, a child’s height can double & quadruple in weight.
    Dutch Lady School: Packed with Omega 3, Omega 6, Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6 is customised for children aged 6 to 12 years old.As they begin their years in formal education, children in this age group need all the nutrients they can get to improve their attention span and enhance brain development for optimum academic performance.

  • First-ever innovation for the UHT milk category.

  • 3 flavours: Full Cream, Strawberry and Chocolate.

  • Dutch Lady Kid comes in convenient 125ml packs while Dutch Lady School is offered in
    200ml packs.
Well, my kids don't really care that the milk's nutrients have been engineered to be age specific. What they really care is this:
D1: "Mom, I like the chocolate one the best."
K: Yeah, I like the chocolate one also. But I also like the full cream. It tastes like the real milk.
D2: I like the strawberry one.
D1: Can I take one to school?
D2: Can I drink one more?
K: Not fair-lah, he get to drink so many.
Yeah, with children, how it tastes is important. Being fair is also important; cannot allow one to drink more than the other. Sigh! With parents, value is important. Budget is also very important :)

So, what do I think of this new milk?
It is a good thing if you have children like mine who don't like formula milk. They love UHT milk though. So parents can be assured that their children are getting the right nutrients for their age.

Want to know what I really, honestly think?
What a bummer coz' now my kids won't let me drink their milk. I'm not the right age it seems :(

*I was given these products for free to sample. However I am not paid for this review.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

French Beans, Short Beans?

D2 was standing on a stool watching me cut french beans.

D2: Mommy, are you cutting long beans?
Me: No, these are french beans. Long beans are this long (stretching out my hands). See, these ones are short.
D2: Oooh, short beans lah.

Poor kids, who made this world so confusing for them?